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Friday 27 May 1927

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bryan Cowgill and Paul Montastruc. Wings, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927 while Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
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Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen

Country: United States

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7th Heaven

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard

Country: United States

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The King of Kings

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence

Country: United States

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Mr. Wu

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Rene Adore

Country: United States

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Long Pants

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Harry Langdon, Gladys Brockwell, Alan Roscoe

Country: United States

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Which were the important events of 27 May 1927 ?

  • Eutropius
  • Mother's Day in Bolivia (Dfa de la Madre)
  • Bruno, Bishop of Wnrzburg
  • Hildebert
  • Pope John I
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  • Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war
  • The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
  • Thomas Masaryk is elected Czechoslovakian president.

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  • Science: Science vol. 65 issue 1691
  • Time: French High Commissioner to the U. S.; author of France and America
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Lost Ecstasy

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Visiting her grandfather's ranch, Kay Dowling falls in love with Tom McNair, but when he is accused of murder Kay seems to be the only one who believes he is innocent

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By: Mazo de la Roche

Chronicling the early years of the formidable manor Jalna and the Whiteoak family who inhabit it, this bundle gathers together the first four novels in Mazo de la Roche's treasured Canadian saga.IncludesThe

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By: Warwick Deeping

1927. Warwick, a best-selling novelist in both Europe and America in the 1920s and 1930s, became a household name in the years following the publication of Sorrell and Son.

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The Plutocrat

By: Booth Tarkington

1927. Although his first book was about English romance, Newton Booth Tarkington, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, for The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams, came to be known for his comical (and almost cynical) style of the Lost Generation that ...

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